In this project, I used the healing and cloning tools for the majority, but i also had to mess around with selection duplication and labor order as well.
What i liked about this project was that it was like piecing together an advanced puzzle, and it was very challenging having to recreate the missing pieces.
I didn’t like how frustrating it was to redo some pieces that I messed up.
In this project, i learned advanced retouching,
In this project, I used the healing, paint bucket, and paint push tools, as well as the layer mask and layer adjustment options to edit the colors to match the colors of the original photo as closely as I could.
My favorite thing about this project is that we were able to learn more advanced methods of layer editing.
The only thing I didn’t like about this project is that the lighting in the picture of me couldn’t be closely matched with the original picture. There were high amounts of reflection from the backdrop used to take the picture of me.
In this project, I learned how to use layer adjustments like curve, hue/saturation, color balance, etc.
With this tool, you are able to copy a polygonal area and paste it into a new layer. In this picture, I copied both of my eyebrows and pasted them over my lips in the form of a mustache.
With this tool, you are able to select an area and clone it, and then place it over top of another area. In this picture, i smoothed both of my eyes over with the healing tool, and then placed a copy of my right eye in the center of my forehead.
In this photo, I used the healing brush, and the spot healing brush tool. These tools both copy a texture from a selected, or radial area and paste it over the place you apply the tool.
In this picture, i used the layer mask tool, the fill tool, the magic wand tool, the brush tool, and some layer effects such as outer glow, text, and drop shadow.
My favorite part about this project is that i was able to incorporate some of my traditional drawings that i did on paper with a pen and a pencil.
The part that i liked least about this project was the lack of more advanced tools and effects that were used.
While creating this project, i learned the basics of using photoshop as well as how to use one of the most helpful tools, the layer mask. I also learned that it is a bad idea to use the eraser tool.